Sunday Without God Special [An Atheist’s Perspective]

kaminai_13 Specials, or OVAs, are great for a number of reasons. First, they can work as a means to promote a story or series to encourage viewers, or as a way to conclude a series and offer proper closure with an unsatisfied audience, if any. Second, they may hint on a possible continuation of a series. And third, it always works as an excuse for catering. Whether it be fanservice, or that much requested manga chapter that didn’t make it to the “big screen” – there is always room for catering. Or ultimately, as a means to make more money. But let’s put aside these realities for a bit for the sake of this post.

The Sunday Without God Special recently streamed, this past week. The special promotes a total of three “mini episodes” which, all together, make it episode 13. So in order to understand the episode, you should probably watch the anime beforehand. Continue reading

Summer Anime 2013 ~ Reviews ~ Part 1 [Watamote, Sunday Without God, Silver Spoon, Brothers Conflict, Free!]

Watamote [Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!]:

Social anxiety and awkwardness is something we can all pretty much relate to. Don’t lie. You know you’ve had your fair share of embarrassing moments, but here, Tomoko takes social awkwardness to a whole different level – forcing us to relive those tragic bleak moments of our lives, while allowing us to laugh at ourselves too.  Continue reading

Spring Anime 2013 [Belated Final Impressions]

Here are my belated final impressions on the series that ended this past Spring 2013. In no particular order: [Hataraku Maou-sama!, Kakumeiki Valvrave, Chihayafuru 2, Oreimo 2, Suisei no Gargantia, and Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W].

Hataraku Maou-sama!:
I really enjoyed this series. It was one of the funnier shows of the season, although, like a lot of people, I thought it had a better first half that lost its momentum about halfway. But by that I am mainly referring to the comedic aspects of the show. Plot-wise, they could have gone with a less generic plot and the main protagonist could have had better character development. But I was mainly in it for the jokes. I could care less about its intangible plot and was more worried about how they delivered their jokes. Which, I’ve gotta say, I didn’t always find entirely funny. Nevertheless, the ending episodes gave indications about a possible second season. If that’s the case, it would gain the time needed to reinforce its plot and add more character development, but only time will tell. [7.6/10] – C Continue reading